- 09 Jun 23
Ahead of his Slane performance this weekend, Harry Styles is back at No.1...
Following the release of Council Skies last Friday, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have debuted at No.2 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
In his cover story interview with Noel in the new issue of Hot Press, Stuart Clark notes that, "from plaintive start (‘I’m Not Giving Up Tonight’) to stomping glam finish (‘We’re Gonna Get There In The End’)", Council Skies "is a 10/10 affair with hooks as barbed as they come, melodies that swoop and soar… and then swoop and soar some more", as well as featuring "his most confessional lyrics to date."
Noel was held off the top spot by Harry Styles, whose Harry's House album is once again at No.1 after 55 weeks on the chart. The former One Direction star plays Slane Castle tomorrow, June 10.
Foo Fighters have also debuted close to the top of the chart, landing in at No.3 with their 11th studio album, But Here We Are.
In his review for Hot Press, Paul Nolan stated that But Here We Are is "an album that radiates pain, though it also boasts the kind of defiance that has become a Grohl trademark..."
Bob Dylan has also entered the chart at No.21 this week, following the release of Shadow Kingdom.
On the Official Irish Singles Chart, meanwhile, Jazzy's remarkable three-week run at No.1 has come to an end, with the Dublin singer now occupied the No.2 spot with 'Giving Me'. The top spot on that chart has been claimed by Dave and Central Cee's collaboration track 'Sprinter'.
The new issue of Hot Press – featuring cover star Noel Gallagher – is out now: